No country can join the EU without guaranteeing freedom of expression as a basic human right (Article 49 of the EU Treaty). This document, released by DG Enlargement in February 2014, presents the main points in the EU enlargement agenda on media freedom and integrity
The report by Mertek Media Monitor unveils how state control over Hungarian media is unfolding “slowly but surely”, and how it is exerted in particular through strategic allocation of state advertising, which influences market competition and editorial policies
The Council of Europe report on the State of Democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe reveals a striking decline with regard to freedom of the media in 2014: lack of freedom of expression and media freedom is listed among the most serious challenges and affects 8 member States
This report by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (CoE), following his visit to Serbia from 16 to 20 March 2015, assesses the state of human rights in Serbia, devoting attention to media freedom in the country. Among the issues raised by the Commisioner there is the importance of the ongoing process of privatization, the recurrence of attacks against journalists and the lack transparency in media funding
This Report by Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, follows his visit to Bulgaria from 9 to 11 February 2015. The situation of media is one of the worring elements which called for the attention of the Commissioner.
This report presents the final recommendations drawn by the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, established in October 2011 with the task to provide a set of recommendations for the respect and the promotion of pluralism and freedom of the media in Europe